Planned Giving

Planned Giving to Fight for the Future Education Fund or Fight for the Future, Inc

Planning for a legacy gift allows you to make taxwise gifts that help sustain the fight for everyone’s digital rights. These gifts enable us to chart future programs and strategies designed to save the free and open Internet, protect media democracy.

Legacy gifts to Fight for the Future Education Fund (FFTFEF), our 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Legacy gifts to Fight for the Future, Inc (FFTF), our 501(c)(4) organization, are not tax deductible as charitable contributions or as business expenses under IRC§ 162(e). Because of this, it’s important to speak with your tax or estate specialist before making contributions to ensure that your income, gift and estate tax objectives are met.

Why Leave a Legacy Gift to Fight for the Future?

Digital communications are the foundation of the future. Every part of our lives — from healthcare and finance to dating and entertainment — increasingly relies on the Internet. By leaving a legacy gift to Fight for the Future, you are helping to shape a digital world that will be more fair, more just, and more equal than our current world. This isn't just a gift to a non-profit you've supported for years; this is a gift to generations of people who will benefit from the work we do today.

What Kinds of Gifts Can I Leave to FFTFEF or FFTF?

FFTFEF and FFTF are completely independent but work very closely with each other: We rely on the generosity of individual donors and charitable foundations to fuel our work. We accept the legacy gifts listed below.

Gifts of Cash

You may mail your gift to Fight for the Future Education Fund or Fight for the Future at:
PO Box 55071
PMB 95005
Boston, MA 02205-5071

Naming Fight for the Future Education Fund or Fight for the Future as a Beneficiary of Your Life Insurance Plan, Your Retirement Account or Your Bank Account

You can list Fight for the Future Education Fund (FFTFEF) or Fight for the Future, Inc (FFTF) as the only beneficiary, as a partial primary beneficiary, or as the contingent successor beneficiary, whereby FFTFEF or FFTF will receive the benefits only if a named individual beneficiary predeceases you. It’s easy to change the beneficiary designation of your accounts without changing your will or other aspects of your estate plan. Just ask your insurance company, bank or investment firm for forms that will allow you to designate FFTFEF or FFTF as a beneficiary.

Bequests

One of the most popular types of planned gifts, bequests reduce the size of your taxable estate while helping advance the fight for your rights to connect and communicate. Bequests can be made in a variety of ways:

  1. Specific bequest: You decide exactly how much money, which assets or what percentage of your estate will pass to Fight for the Future Education Fund or Fight for the Future, Inc after your death. Here’s some suggested bequest language:

    “I hereby give and bequeath [amount in dollars or percentage amount] to Fight for the Future Education Fund, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of Nevada in 2013, having the federal tax identification number 45-2852041, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes.”
    “I hereby give and bequeath [amount in dollars or percentage amount] to Fight for the Future, Inc, a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts in 2013, having the federal tax identification number 45-3951426, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes.”

    NOTE: If you prefer, you may designate a specific purpose for our use of your bequest. If you prefer to make a restricted gift, please contact us before finalizing arrangements so that we can be sure we’ll be able to fulfill your wishes.

  2. Residuary bequest: You can specify the portion of your estate that will pass to Fight for the Future Education Fund or Fight for the Future, Inc after other designated beneficiaries receive their gifts and after expenses are paid.

  3. Contingent bequest: All or a portion of your estate will pass to Fight for the Future Education Fund or Fight for the Future, Inc only if the named beneficiaries do not survive you.

Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities

These are easy to give and offer great tax advantages. Stock can be transferred electronically and donors can receive substantial relief from capital gains taxes. The donated security must be owned for more than one year.

Adding Fight for the Future Education Fund or Fight for the Future, Inc to Your will

It’s easy to add either organization to your new or existing will. Here’s some simple language to include in your will:

“I hereby give and bequeath [amount in dollars or percentage amount] to Fight for the Future Education Fund, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of Nevada in 2013, having the federal tax identification number 45-2852041, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes.”
“I hereby give and bequeath [amount in dollars or percentage amount] to Fight for the Future, Inc, a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts in 2013, having the federal tax identification number 45-3951426, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes.”

If you have a lawyer or estate planner, they can help you draft a new will or add a codicil to your existing will that names Fight for the Future Education Fund or Fight for the Future, Inc as a beneficiary.

Our name and address is:
Fight for the Future Education Fund
PO Box 55071
PMB 95005
Boston, MA 02205-5071

Fight for the Future Education Fund federal tax identification number is 45-2852041.

You may use the same address for Fight for the Future, Inc. and the federal tax identification number is 45-3951426.

How will you acknowledge my planned gift to FFTFEF or FFTF?

As a Legacy member, you will receive periodic updates and we typically list supporters by name on our supporters page. We understand, however, that some donors prefer to remain anonymous. When making your gift, please let us know your preference regarding acknowledgment.

If you’ve already designated Fight for the Future Education Fund or Fight for the Future, Inc with a bequest, want more information, or wish to discuss making a planned gift, please email us at PlannedGift@fightforthefuture.org.